Commencement Speakers

Samuel Chavez

Samuel Chavez was born in San Marcos Lempa, Usulutan, El Salvador. He was brought to the United States when he was three years old. Samuel lives in Corte Madera with his mom and younger sister. He graduated from Redwood High School in 2016. Samuel loves playing soccer—one of his many passions. At College of Marin, Samuel is a part of the Puente Program as well as MAPS, 10,000 Degrees, and EOPS. Samuel is receiving two associate degrees in communications and social and behavioral science. Samuel works at the TAM Adult School as a para educator helping students with ESL, GED, and high school graduation courses. Samuel will be furthering his education at Sonoma State University where he will be double majoring in Anthropology and Spanish and pursuing his teaching credential.

Juweria Mehtar

Juweria Mehtar was born in Doha, Qatar, and grew up in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., until the age of ten when she moved to Mill Valley to be closer to family. Juweria graduated from Tamalpais High School in 2017 and began her time at College of Marin as a psychology major. At College of Marin, Juweria served as vice president of the Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society, president of the Model United Nations Club on campus, and as a student ambassador. Off campus, Juweria is a domestic violence advocate for the Center for Domestic Peace and volunteers her time as a board member to the Marin Chapter of the United Nations Association (UNA-USA). Juweria is receiving two associate degrees in psychology and sociology. Juweria plans to further her education at UCLA as a double major in psychology and sociology and is hoping to minor in international relations.